jQuery Growl 1.0 Released

I’ve just released jQuery Growl 1.0 ‘Preview’ and submitted it to the jQuery Plugin Repository. jQuery Growl is a jQuery based version of Growl for OS X.

The ‘home page’ for this plugin is currently located here on Fragmented Code.

I have lots to do to ‘finish this up’, but this is a pretty solid ‘preview release’ and is now open to the general public. I implemented something very close to this at the office on Friday, and just couldn’t resist releasing a jQuery Plugin (the one at the office uses jQuery, but is tied heavily into the ‘framework’ we’re building there — its currently proprietary, so … don’t bother asking, but we may release bits and pieces to the public at some point).

A co-worker likes to point out my ‘lack of support for IE’ when I release code snippets, and … as such, he pointed out the same ‘lack of support’ with my jQuery Growl ‘demo’ template … my response is,

if you can get IE to act right, I’ll support it

With that said, the demo looks a little ‘odd’ in IE — however, the demo uses a ‘custom’ template, the default template works perfectly fine (last I checked it, which was a while ago, *shrug*). The demo is a perfect example of ‘templating’ the output though … and your welcome to create as many IE-friendly templates as you want …

And, on that note … if you create any custom templates, please, let me know, I’d love to show case them with the plugin …

4 comments for “jQuery Growl 1.0 Released

  1. Bilko
    April 19, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Rock on man, this is cool. Now get that WordPress plugin working ;)

  2. Alex
    April 20, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    I like thee idea but the animation in demo is not that much smooth. I love the effect on this page:http://www.panic.com/coda/ just hover the download line and see the effect. can you make the growl messages appear and face using this effect. that would be awesome.

  3. April 20, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Alex, jQuery Growl is still a ‘preview’ (beta 2 now) release … and the animations are still being worked out, however, the effect on the Coda page is not ‘Growl-like’ … so I won’t be targeting it.

    Also, “You can change the default ‘display’ and ‘remove’ effects by overriding $.growl.settings.noticeDisplay and $.growl.settings.noticeRemove functions.” (from the demo page).

    Oh and, there is already a Coda Plugin for jQuery in the Plugins Repository, found it the other day while I was looking for something to do (wanted to make something that wasn’t already made by someone else … so, I made Growl).

    Thanks for the comment.

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